DevOps is designed to remove the silo mentality that limits the effectiveness of business IT. But does it go far enough? We look at what BizDevOps means, why it is gaining traction and the crucial lessons to ensure a project delivers results.
It is estimated that the recent IT failures afflicting BA will cost the company £80 million. That’s the number reported to shareholders by chief executive Willie Walsh as the airline tries to recover from the IT outage which stranded thousands of passengers during the last bank holiday.
Business and IT alignment was once presented as the method for breaking the introverted, silo structure which stops IT from delivering business value. There is a fundamental flaw in the alignment model that is preventing IT from leading digital business transformation.